Please join us for the CITRIS Silicon Valley Forum, a new monthly series from CITRIS and the Banatao Institute. Our second panel of the Spring 2018 series invites Ken Goldberg, Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and Juan Aparicio, Head of Research Group Advanced Manufacturing Automation at Siemens to discuss Robots on the Edge: Intelligent Machines, Industry 4.0, and Fog Robotics on April 5, 2018 from 11:30am-1:30pm. The talk will be hosted at the UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley campus in Santa Clara, CA. Lunch will be provided.
Ken Goldberg, Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
Ken Goldberg is an artist, inventor, and UC Berkeley Professor focusing on robotics. He was appointed the William S. Floyd Jr Distinguished Chair in Engineering and serves as Chair of the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Department. He has secondary appointments in EECS, Art Practice, the School of Information, and Radiation Oncology at the UCSF Medical School. Ken is Director of the CITRIS “People and Robots” Initiative and the UC Berkeley AUTOLAB where he and his students pursue research in machine learning for robotics and automation in warehouses, homes, and operating rooms. Ken developed the first provably complete algorithms for part feeding and part fixturing and the first robot on the Internet. Despite agonizingly slow progress, he persists in trying to make robots less clumsy. He has over 250 peer-reviewed publications and 8 U.S. Patents. He co-founded and served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering. Ken’s artwork has appeared in 70 exhibits including the Whitney Biennial and films he has co-written have been selected for Sundance and nominated for an Emmy Award. Ken was awarded the NSF PECASE (Presidential Faculty Fellowship) from President Bill Clinton in 1995, elected IEEE Fellow in 2005 and selected by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society for the George Saridis Leadership Award in 2016.
Juan Aparicio, Head of Research Group Advanced Manufacturing Automation at Siemens
Mr. Aparicio leads an R&D team of international senior research scientists, located in Berkeley, who excel at engaging and collaborating with top Universities and Research Institutes. The deliverables of his team enable the successful transformation of the technology trends in Automation & Control into the business of the future for a multitude of customer products and services in the Energy, Industry and Infrastructure domains.
What is the CITRIS Silicon Valley Forum?
The Silicon Valley Forum series will share the innovative, cross-disciplinary research of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute. We will focus on topics like designing sustainable energy, water, transportation systems, fostering civic engagement in the digital era, improving the human experience through advances in robotics and automation, and modernizing healthcare delivery. These talks will be held on the first Thursday of every month.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking is available on-site at the UC Santa Cruz, Santa Clara Campus, 3175 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95054
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
For questions regarding the Silicon Valley Forum Series, please contact our Development Coordinator Emily Sawicki at email@example.com.